Change and Continuity in the English Language: Studies on Complementation Over the Past Three Hundred Years

Change and Continuity in the English Language: Studies on Complementation Over the Past Three Hundred Years

by Juhani Rudanko
     
 

While earlier treatments of English verb syntax from a diachronic perspective exist, this book breaks entirely fresh ground with its focus on the detailed study of English predicate complementation over the past three centuries. It draws data from an unprecedented combination of authoritative sources, including computer corpora and H. Poutsma's unpublished

Overview

While earlier treatments of English verb syntax from a diachronic perspective exist, this book breaks entirely fresh ground with its focus on the detailed study of English predicate complementation over the past three centuries. It draws data from an unprecedented combination of authoritative sources, including computer corpora and H. Poutsma's unpublished dictionary, and offers novel systematizations of predicates and discussions of alternation. By giving ample evidence of both change and continuity in the language over the past three hundred years, the book opens up a new research field in the study of the English language.

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English Studies
. . . this is a thoroughly researched book with a wealth of examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761810391
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
06/18/1998
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Juhani Rudanko is Associate Professor of English Philology at the University of Tampere, Finland.

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